University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-221-278A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Depth: 8cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number1573 - Sommerville Amulet/Talisman Number
278 - Sommerville Number
87-5-16 - Found in Collection Number


Octagonal shaped; engraved with Arabic in concentric circles on one side. Collector's note inked on one side. "The 8 dice belong with this...were through upon it to decide the fortune or chance. M. Sommerville"

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chess and Playing-Cards (18 Sep 1895 - 31 Dec 1895)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Culin, R. S. 1898. Chess and Playing Cards: Catalogue of games and implements for divination exhibited by the Unites States National Museum in connection with the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology of the University of Pennsylvania at the Cotton States and. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 824 ffView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Manual Descriptive of a Collection of Talismans Engraved on Stones and Metals of Various Countries and Epochs, Illustrative of What Man has Worn for his Protection from Accident and Disease; Also, Ancient Gems, Babylonian Cylinders, Persian Seals, etc. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 19, Fig. 1573View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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